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Alpine District

Alpine District

Reminder: District Committee Meetings are now held on the first Thursday of each month. The time and location are the same - 7pm at the Issaquah Sportsman's Club.

Bellevue Botanical GardenCome and work on scout badges and achievement requirements at the Botanical Garden!

Who: Cub Scouts 1st-3rd grade and Girl Scouts K-3rd grade. Please register individually and not as a troop.

What: Scouts will choose stations to visit and tours to go on. Some of the topics include: composting, native plants, Leave No Trace, insects, seeds and planting, and plant selection.

Where: Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. Please check-in at the Education Center when you arrive.

When: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can arrive anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

How: To register go to www.bellevuebotanical.org and click on Learning in the Garden then Scout Programs.

Cost: $12 per scout. Adult chaperones are free.

More information: pdf Scout Day Spring 2017 Flyer

Swimming Merit Badge

Swimming Merit Badge Clinic
May 6, 2017
4:00pm-8:00pm
Covington Aquatic Center, 18230 SE 240th St, Covington, WA
Registration ends on May 5, 2017 at 5:00pm

You MUST turn in your Blue Card at check-in.  Comments, questions, or concerns? Email parks@covingtonwa.gov

The clinic will be run by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards, with a BSA Certified Swimming Merit Badge Counselor.

Flyer: http://seattlebsa.org/alpine-downloads/680-2017-swimming-merit-badge-clinic-flyer

District Award of MeritAs a volunteer driven organization, Boy Scouts of America strives to recognize its outstanding volunteers for Unit and District Awards.  We need your help in providing recognition to our many outstanding volunteers.

Please check out all 17 award categories on the District page and see how many from your unit will qualify.  The awards nomination form can be downloaded here.  pdf 2017 Alpine District Recognition Nomination Form

Nominations will be accepted at the April and May Roundtables or via email (tuffit@kindredintellect.com). Award recipients will be announced at the District Volunteer Recognition Evening on June 8th.

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.  It recognizes Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Download Application Here

Unit Leader Award of Merit

Quality unit leadership is the key to a quality unit program — and it leads to better Scout retention.  Statistics show that if young people stay engaged in the program for at least five years, the BSA’s influence likely will stay with them for the rest of their lives.  A quality Scouting experience will help keep Scouts in the program, and the Boy Scouts of America created the Unit Leader Award of Merit to recognize the quality unit leaders who make that happen. Download Application Here

This is the list of award categories
Pack of the Year
Den Leader of the Year
Cubmaster of the Year
Pack Committee Chair of the Year
Scout Troop of the Year
Scoutmaster of the Year
Troop Committee Chair of the Year
Varsity Team of the Year
Varsity Coach of the Year
Varsity Committee Chair of the Year
Venturing Crew of the Year
Crew Adviser of the Year
Crew Committee Chair of the Year

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) will be jointly offered with North Lakes District.

Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Heaton’s in Maltby, WA (specific address tbd)

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Topics for this training include: planning large scale campouts, health and safety rules and requirements, group management and organization, first aid, multi-age activities, camp cooking and cleaning, medical forms, gear needed, trip plan and emergency plans, campfire entertainment, ideas for activities and locations, books and other resources. 

More details will be posted as the event nears including the specific location address.  Contact Julie Reed for more information.

2017 Alpine Day Camp Alpine Day Camp
August 1-4, 2017
Royal Arch Park, Maple Valley

$105 regular price/$80 early-bird price
Early bird payment deadline June 15, 2017

Come Explore Cubs At Sea!
Ahoy, Maties!  Set sail for fun and adventure -- archery, BB guns, crafts, hammers & saws.  Repel boarders!  Hunt for treasure!  Get lost on a desert isle!  And much, much, more!

Camp format and dates
Alpine day camp runs Tuesday August 1st to Thursday August 3, 9am to 4pm, Friday August 4 9am to 2pm

How to register
Pack day camp coordinators need to collect paperwork from each family and adult leader attending camp. Each scout family and adult leader needs to register online, adult leaders need to provide Youth Protection Certificate before attending.  See the flyer and Day Camp website linked below for more information.

More Information

http://alpinedaycamp.webs.com

icon2017 Alpine Day Camp Flyer

2017 Alpine Webelos WoodsWebelos Woods
Saturday, September 30th to Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Camp Pigott

A fun, achievement filled weekend!

Webelos Woods has activities for Cubs, Training for Leaders, Information for Parents – Games for All

Who: Webelos I and II Cub Scouts from Alpine District and their parents
Where: Camp Pigott near Monroe Washington.
When: Saturday Sept 30th, 8:00AM – Sunday Oct 1st, 11:00AM
What: An overnight camping activity to explore What Boy Scouts is like
Why: FUN! Light a fire! Learn to cook outdoors! Be a victim! Learn First Aid! Get lost in the woods! Find your way home!

A chance to meet Local Troops and Scouts
An opportunity to work on Cast Iron Chef, Camper and Castaway signoffs.
Camp with your Son in a Scout Camp!
Share in a Campfire Program!

Cost: Webelos Scout - $35, Parent - $5, Webelos Den Leader - $5

Activities
Boys will rotate through Skill Stations Saturday morning and afternoon. (fire building and safety, first aid, backpack cooking,…)
Parents will learn about the BSA program, the transition to Boy Scouts, essential camping skills, gear choices, ask Scoutmasters questions and have a tour of camp to see the stations.

How to register
Let your Pack know about Webelos Woods and register now! 

CLICK TO REGISTER: Alpine District Webelos Woods 2017 Registration

More Information

  pdf 2017 Alpine Webelos Woods Flyer

BSA is changing policy regarding tour plans and is no longer requiring them. A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. We recognize that those who were using the tool may wish to know why so the following FAQs have been developed.  Please review this document for details regarding tour plans:

pdf Tour and Activity Plan Termination FAQ

Generic Troop HandbookA generic Troop Handbook has been posted in the Downloads page.  This was a Doctor of Commissioner Science thesis for Commissioner Walter Beauchamp (former Scoutmaster), and was reviewed and approved by Bruce Anderson, Council Commissioner.

document Generic Troop Handbook May 2016 Revision for modification by Troops

Roundtable Flyer image
Thank you to Mt Olympus District for this flyer.
The Chief Seattle Council is divided into 12 districts with leadership provided by the District Executive, District Chairman, and the District Commissioner.  Except for the District Executive, the committee is staffed by volunteers.

The Alpine District serving the greater communities of Fall City, Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, portions of Newcastle, and the Renton Highlands since 1996. The Alpine District serves approximately 33 Cub Scout Packs, 24 Boy Scout Troops, 11 Venturing Crews, 10 Varsity Teams and 1 Sea Scouts Ship.

Annual events within Alpine District include:
  • Camporee
  • Klondike Derby
  • Cub Scout Day Camp
  • Friends of Scouting
  • Unit/District Recognition Dinner
  • District Pinewood Derby
  • Scouting for Food
  • Scouting Field Day
  • Cubapalooza (Cub Scout Family Camping event)
  • Webelos Woods (Weblos Den & Boy Scout Troop camping & learning event)
  • Various Training Events throughout the year

District Meetings: The Alpine District Committee meets at the Sportsman Club in Issaquah on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. The voting members of the Alpine District consist of volunteer representatives from each chartered organization having at least one BSA unit, plus annually elected members-at-large who in turn elect the District Chair.